THE OCTOBER COUNTRY. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Probable earliest state of the hardcover trade binding with publisher's monogram stamped upside down on spine panel (Currey binding B1). Signed on the title page by Bradbury. Four stories appear here for the first time in book form, "The Dwarf," "The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse," "Touched With Fire," and "The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone." The remainder are reprinted, most with revisions, from DARK CARNIVAL (1947). Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 259. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 55. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1571-73. See Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 4A-46. See Barron (ed), Horror Literature 3-34 and 4-52. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with very light wear at edges, largely spine ends and lower edge of front panel, and title on spine panel faded to light orange. A nice copy. (#162374).
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